Ballantine, Morley Cowles

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Ballantine, Morley Cowles Gender: M
Elizabeth Morley Cowles
born on 21 May 1925 at 17:40 (= 5:40 PM )
Place Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°22' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°40 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°27'

Morley Cowles Ballantine (sitting to the left of President John F. Kennedy at a 1962 White House luncheon for Colorado editors and publishers)


American newspaper publisher, editor, philanthropist, and women's rights activist, she was the scion of an Iowan newspaper publishing family. She and her second husband, Arthur A. Ballantine, purchased two Durango, Colorado newspapers in 1952, which they merged into The Durango Herald by 1960. The couple also started the Ballantine Family Fund, which supported arts and education in Southwest Colorado. After her husband's death in 1975, Ballantine took over the chairmanship of the family-owned publishing company, continuing to produce a weekly column and editorials. She received many journalism awards and several honorary degrees. She was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in 2002 and was posthumously inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2014.

Ballantine married twice and had four children. She died of respiratory failure at her home in Durango on 10 October 2009, aged 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eldest of four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist (Women's rights)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame